Talks between Paula Abdul and the producers of the ABC TV show, Ugly Betty have collapsed. News of the talks had leaked online last week.
via LA Times:
ABC confirmed exclusively to Showtracker on Sunday that talks between Abdul and the network have fallen apart and she will not be guest-starring on “Ugly Betty, ” as had been rumored.
The former “Idol” judge had been in talks to play a temp who befriends Becki Newton’s Amanda at Mode magazine. The episode had been scheduled to shoot in the coming week. That story leaked to the press early last week — much like Abdul’s “American Idol” negotiations — and it now seems that she may not be working with ABC at all.
ABC execs interviewed during last week’s Television Critics Association press tour seemed pretty eager to sign her on. The execs were either posturing for the press, or perhaps ABC doesn’t think Paula is worth the money either.
TMZ reports that Paula didn’t want to do another ABC show, Dancing with the Stars, because she’s holding out for an offer from American Idol. Whether the parties are now willing to negotiate is unknown at this time…